“Only when a work is not explainable other than in terms of itself can we say that we are in the presence of art.”
An unknown trove of instants—a series of erotic portraits shot in the 1960s by Turinese architect and designer Carlo Mollino.
Born in Turin, Piedmont, Carlo Mollino was the son of Eugenio Mollino, an engineer. As he grew up, Carlo Mollino became interested in a variety of topics that were as outrageous as his art, such as design, architecture, the occult, and race cars. He was once credited as saying, "Everything is permissible as long as it is fantastic." That credo was certainly reflected throughout his body of work. Mollino's architecture and furniture are famous for their ability to enable occupants to manipulate volumes at a whim.